The ground-breaking American rock band from New York City will be returning to Australia this December to perform highlights from their debut album ‘Vivid’ plus they will be armed with all their other classic tunes!
Formed in 1984 and led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80’s w/ Corey Glover (vocals),Will Calhoun (drums) and Muzz Skillings (bass). Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock, Hendrix tinged classic rock and heavy metal. Skillings left the band in the summer of 1992, replaced by session veteran and Sugarhill Records bass player Doug Wimbish.
The band’s debut album, ‘Vivid’ was released in 1988 on Epic Records. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was later certified double platinum by the RIAA. It featured Cult of Personality, a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart. Cult of Personality went on to earn the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. With Cult of Personality‘s thunderous opening riff, followed by a crushing onslaught of drums and bass behind a volcanic Corey Glover vocal, LIVING COLOUR’s breakthrough song kicked in the airwaves during the of 1988 with a fresh, aggressive sound.
“Hailed as legends in the rock/metal community, Living Colour were always going to be a treat. But nothing prepares for just how impressive these guys are” (Across The Ocean ‘Soundwave’ Review)
“one of the finest hard rock albums of the ’80s — and for that matter, all time” (All Music on ‘Vivid’)
Critically acclaimed as ‘’one of the best live bands on the planet’’ LIVING COLOUR are sure as hell going to be on top of their game – delighting the casual concert goers to the seasoned veteran musicians is one thing LIVING COLOUR know how to do.
LIVING COLOUR Australian Tour Dates:
Saturday 15th – Perth – Astor Theatre
Monday 17th – Adelaide – The Gov
Wednesday 19th – Melbourne – 170 Russell
Thursday 20th – Brisbane – Triffid
Friday 21st – Byron Bay – The Northern
Saturday 22nd – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Pre-Sale – Wednesday 15th, 9am (Local time) – Friday 17th August, 9am (Local time)
On Sale – Friday 17th August, 9am (Local time)